Take the bus … to Beaver County

Speaking of public transit, were you aware that Beaver County was chosen as the 'American Idol' of public transit? For the second time in its history, the Beaver County Transit Authority won the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Washington, D.C.-based American Public Transportation Association. This award is considered a once-in-a-lifetime honor. According to the op-ed article from the PG: "Ridership that soared 22.4 percent for the past three years is on track to grow another 9 … [Read more...]

Updated PAT website

The Port Authority of Allegheny website has been updated and it's soooooo much better than the old version. The trip planner appears on the first page, and you can now buy bus passes and tickets online. I like the fact that you can buy packages of 10 tickets, so you can always have some handy on your person whenever you get stuck in a pinch or you don't have without correct change. I know a lot of folks rag on the bus, but I just started working downtown, and I live minutes away from a bus … [Read more...]

Article in The Economist about the ‘Burgh

Up alongside new elections in Thailand and the peace process in Burundi, the UK-based Economist magazine features a nice article about Pittsburgh. This is some nice ammunition to use when you meet some city naysayers ... "Among Pittsburghers 25-34 years old ... 41.9% have graduated from university, placing the city among America's top ten. More than 17% of those young people have also earned an additional graduate or professional degree: the fourth-highest share in the country, behind only … [Read more...]